Category: 'Upcountry' by rating
Last updated 29. Sep, 2009 by Mark.
In a nutshell: “Upcountry” is a term which describes not only a way of life, but much of the area on the Haleakala side of Maui away from the shoreline. The largest towns Upcountry are Pukalani, Makawao, Kula and Haiku. Although Upcountry is mostly rural, agricultural and residential, Upcountry Maui also offers quite a bit for visitors too.
Minuses: No beaches, and far less tourism oriented.
Sound-bite: “Excuse me ma’am, how do I get back to the down-country?”
“Upcountry” is as much a lifestyle as …
Last updated 16. Feb, 2012 by lilikoi.
In a nutshell: Haleakala Crater is the most popular attraction in Upcountry Maui. Stunning sunrises, panoramic out-of-this-world landscapes, birds-eye views of the Maui central valley, and flora and fauna that exist nowhere else in the world.
Minuses: The air is thin, and hiking here is not for the less fit.
Sound-bite: “Oh my Lord, it is cold up here!”
Haleakala National Park covers the summit area of the larger of the two volcanic mountains that make up Maui. …
Last updated 27. Jun, 2011 by Mark.
In a nutshell: Spectacular fly-by views of the forest, countryside, ocean and volcano.
Minuses: Not for the budget traveler.
Sound-bite: “It was like floating through the forest in a 40 MPH recliner!”
The Pi’iholo Ranch Zipline is the newest zipline course on Maui. Boasting five lines, including the longest side-by-side line in Hawaii… Continue Reading
$140 – $190
Last updated 04. Aug, 2011 by Mark.
In a nutshell: Spectacular fly-by views of the forest canopy, countryside, ocean and volcano.
Minuses: Less adrenaline than their other ziplines.
This is the newest addition at Pi’iholo Ranch – their wildly popular (and #1 rated) Pi’iholo Ranch Zipline now has a more younger-family-friendly sister tour.
Common wildlife sightings include axis deer, mountain boar, the endangered Pueo and Nēnē. There is a Safe Harbor nursery and preserve for the Nēnē located on the ranch. More than 300 head of cattle
Last updated 13. Aug, 2013 by Mark.
3-4 Bdrm / 3 Bath Sleeps up to 8
(7BR available by renting neighboring home)
Lowest Advertised Rates:
$325/nt.* - Xmas/New Years Time (7/nt. minimum)
*Base rates are for up to two (2) guests. Additional guests at $25 per guest per night up to a maximum of eight (8) guests. The downstairs suite is included at no extra charge for parties of six (6) or more.
King, Queen, Queen + Futon
Last updated 19. Jul, 2013 by Mark.
In a nutshell: Highly personalized touring, hiking and adventures.
Minuses: High quality isn’t ever cheap.
Sound-bite: “We all felt like we had done something truly amazing, adventurous and memorable.”
Awapuhi Adventures is a small one-woman operation, and let me be the first to tell you that one woman is precisely who makes it so spectacular. Alicia (owner and guide) is a well versed naturalist and has such a passion for the island that is is infectious. Alicia also takes the time to understand your abilities, needs and desires before she designs the perfect adventure for you. Since this is such a…Continue Reading
Personalized private guided hiking tours.
Depends on party size.
Last updated 14. Jan, 2010 by Mark.
Rated #1 Horseback Upcountry
In a nutshell: Horseback ride in the Martian terrain of Haleakala Crater.
Minuses: Those more interested in the sport of horseback riding beyond sightseeing transportation may be disappointed.
Sound-bite: “I’m so glad I did it. I felt like a kid again at summer camp!”
Horseback tours in the Haleakala Crater
Crater Road, Crater Road, Kula
$160 - $180